DescriptionThe Oaks Ranch Cooperative Wildlife Management Unit (CWMU) is located north of Fremont Junction and north and west of the Utah State Road 10 and Interstate I-70 junction mostly in Gilson Valley. The higher elevation is in the southwest corner of the Unit, 7300 feet which drops to 6800 feet in the east and 6900 feet in the north. These higher elevations decrease into the Gilson Valley and Oak Spring Creek, 6100 feet on the east and 7000 feet on the west. Trough Hollow also cuts the Unit briefly in the east. It only ranges from 6100 feet to 6200 feet. The most common elevation is 6200 feet but ranges from 6100 feet to 7300 feet with an elevation difference of 1200 feet. Fifty-eight percent (58%) of the CWMU elevation ranges between 6300 feet and 6900 feet an elevation difference of 600 feet.
About twenty percent (20%) of the Oaks Ranch Cooperative Wildlife Management Unit (CWMU) is covered with the Agriculture (114) land cover type. Another twenty Percent (20%) is covered with Colorado Plateau Pinyon-Juniper Woodland (36). Fifteen percent (15%) is Inter-Mountain Basins Big Sagebrush Shrubland (48) and ten percent (10%) is Colorado Plateau Mixed Bedrock Canyon and Tableland (9). Other representative land cover types are Inter-Mountain Basins Greasewood Flat (82), Inter-Mountain Basins Saltbrush Shrubland (40), Colorado Plateau Pinyon-Juniper Shrubland (46), and Rocky Mountain Cliff and Canyon (5).
One of the Oak Ranch Cooperative Wildlife Mangement Unit (CWMU) nearest weather stations, EMERY (422484), is 12.8 km northeast of the northeast edge of the CWMU. EMERY has seventy-seven (77) years of records, 1901 - 1978. During the FALL (September, October and November) the average precipitation is 2.07 inches, but it can be as high as 4.43 inches or as low as 0.00 inch. During the 91-day FALL period, 5 days will experience greater than or equal to 0.01 inch of precipitation, 5 days of greater than or equal to 0.10 inch, or 2 days of the greater than or equal to 0.50 inch of precipitation. Snowfall during the FALL averages 2.3 inches but can be as high as 26.0 inches. FALL temperature at EMERY averages 47.1 degrees F. but can be as high as 91.0 degrees F. or as low as 0.0 degrees F. During the FALL, 52 days will be below freezing (32 degrees F.) and no days above 90 degrees F. This map is provided for general reference only and does not constitute a legal hunt boundary. The Division does not guarantee access to any private or public land. Hunt unit boundaries may include private property or other excluded areas.